The Honors Program partners with the Office of International Studies and Programs to offer short-term, faculty-led, study abroad experiences using the interdisciplinary City as Text model. Through the application of the Honors Learning Framework, students from a variety of majors investigate the destination from multiple perspectives as they prepare to explore the city firsthand.
Students experience the culture of the destination through an immersive exploration of major attractions and off the beaten path places. Participants make sense of their experiences through interactions with local guides and instructors, as well as through planned and spontaneous conversations with faculty and peers.
This transformational experience offers students a deeper understanding of the global community, while also strengthening the community of Honors students and staff who participate.
The application deadline has passed.
Completion of this Honors Travel experience includes
actively participating during the following dates and times:
Spring 2017 Honors Exploration:
Exploring Mérida and Yucatán
April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, and May 4
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Honors in Mérida Trip
Monday, May 15 - Monday, May 22
Students must also register for IDS 121.64 City as Text: Mérida
Summer 2017 term; 3 credit hours
Can fulfill General Education Language in the Humanities requirement and/or AMALI credit
Students will be notified by the Honors Program to confirm participation in this Honors Learning Experience.
Students are encouraged to apply for one or more scholarships to assist with expenses related to this experience. In particular, Honors students are strongly encouraged to apply for the Hoon Mok Chung Scholarship.
“You get so close to the people who were strangers when the trip began, and they become your best friends.”
-Ethan WittingRead about Ethan's experience